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It was a great, great, great day at Bill Rosendahl’s Celebration of Life event!

 Bill Rosendahl’s Celebration of Life . Article by Alex Stowell. . It was a great, great, great day!   . Saturday, April 16, 2016 hundreds gathered in the Mar Vista park to honor and celebrate the life of L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who passed away from cancer in March.   .  There was a tree planted in Bill's honor, endless free food and drinks, a Venice Paparazzi photo booth, live music, presentations, story telling, dancing and an overall feeling of love among...more

April 16th, 2016 -

View pics and tips from the Green Venice Expo, an event for sustainable living solutions!

On Sat. April 9, 2016 at Mark Twain Middle School, The Venice Green Expo 2.0 gathered businesses and organizations concerned with sustainable living solutions, environmental issues and our green future. The event  featured speakers, exhibitors and workshops on topics of concern to our community. Many experts, organizations and companies were on hand to share information and services. There were lots of free giveaways and samples. It was great to gather with like minded people in...more

April 16th, 2016 -

Art in the Afternoon, A Window Between World’s popular annual art festival is set for May 7th!

  A Window Between Worlds presents Art in the Afternoon, an annual community art festival to celebrate the organization's 25 years of creativity and healing!  Hosted by Actress and Advocate, G Hannelius, known for her starring role on Disney Channel's Dog with a Blog. WHEN:  Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)  WHERE:  Venice Skills Center - 611 5th Avenue Venice, CA 90291 . All event proceeds directly support AWBW's healing art programs for women, men and children impacted by...more

May 7th, 2016 -

Have breakfast with the firefighters of Fire Station 63 on May 14th! Pancakes, DJ, Community, Venice Paparazzi photo booth, bouncy house & more!

Save May 14 for one of best family events of the year:  Fire Station 63 Pancake Breakfast and family fun day!   Event hosted by Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club Date and time:  Sat. May 14, 2016.  Time: 8a.m.-12 noon. About:  Pancake breakfast made by our local fire fighters, and served by Rotary club members.  Activities also include DJ, fire station tours, jumper, coloring table, and more!    This event benefits Los Angeles Fire Department 63. . Date and time:...more

May 14th, 2016 -

We all need motivation sometimes. These inspiring quotes and affirmations will make your day!

We all need motivation sometimes. These inspiring quotes and affirmations will make your day!  Photos by Edizen Stowell - . Photo location:  Venice Pier. Inspiration by Artist Chase!  About the artist: Always on the move and always creating, Chase is a Belgium-born artist & designer who has painted more than 250 murals in cities around the world. His love for skateboarding brought him to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, where he continues to live. Chase's inspirational and often...more

April 3rd, 2016 -

Bret Haller,’s founder, died April 9, 2014! Bret, you are forever in our hearts!

Bret you are remembered!  Thank you for your contributions to Venice! About  Yo! Venice! was started by two friends, Keri and Bret, to create a communal blog for residents of Venice Beach California. In today’s world of RSS feeds, they felt that a blog would be a perfect place for people to let others know how they view the Venice Beach community through words and pictures. It is hoped that this site will become a communal blog with many people submitting stories for...more

April 9th, 2016 -

Our hearts go out to Lisa Elin, and to the family and friends of Erik Craighead. RIP Erik!

Our hearts go out to Lisa Elin, and to the family friends of Erik Craighead. What a beautiful memorial it was today, April 3, 2016 at Full Circle Venice!  So many wonderful stories and words spoken about Erik.  Erik, thank you for your contributions to this world. To Lisa, we love you! ------------ Following article written in on March 31, 2016. Article by Alex, and photos by Edizen . Did you attend any of the awesome parties when the Video Army headquarters...more

March 29th, 2016 -

Beloved Former LA City Councilmember Passes Away After Four Year Battle With Cancer. A celebration of life and memorial is set for April 16, 2016!

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF FORMER COUNCILMEMBER BILL ROSENDAHL SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY . Here is a message from Councilmember Mike Bonin's office. LOS ANGELES - A community celebration of the life of former Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl will be held at Mar Vista Park on Saturday, April 16 at 2pm.The "Rosendahl-style" event will feature live music, poetry, remembrances from friends and colleagues, and a eulogy by Mayor Eric Garcetti.  - WHAT: GREAT GREAT GREAT: A Celebration of Life WHEN:...more

March 30th, 2016 -

Many came out to celebrate family, food, art, and Easter at James’ Beach’s annual Easter Brunch and Coloring Bar

A fantastic time was had by all at the annual Easter Brunch and Coloring Bar at James' Beach on March 27, 2016. Even the Easter bunny was there.   The buffet was spectacular, with traditional and not so traditional fare, ranging from ham and quiche to sushi and smoked salmon.  The kiddies enjoyed the famous egg coloring bar, manned  by Danny Samakow.  Live music provided a relaxed, but lively backdrop, for conversation, bloody mary's and...more

March 27th, 2016 -

The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall That Heals” visits Venice!

The traveling Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, "The Wall That Heals" visited Venice from March 2-6, 2016.  Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the arrival, volunteer set up, and ceremony!  View event highlights below! . On March 4th, 2016, City Councilmember Mike Bonin and Senator Ben Allen joined a group of community leaders from the Venice Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to celebrate the honor of having been offered an installation. Venice Chamber President welcomed the...more

March 4th, 2016 -